How do building teams choose between storefront and curtainwall? The best building professionals consider the application. In certain contexts, such as ground-floor-only uses, storefront framing systems provide a solid, reliable option -- not least because many builders are familiar with its specification and installation. However, the system has structural, air and water infiltration limitations, among other challenges, when building taller or more extensive glass façade systems. In situations where these factors are of prime concern, a curtainwall system is the wiser and more durable, albeit more expensive, choice.
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